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Postby Brakelate » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:56 pm

Why didn't I notice this model before? 113 Hp / 434 lbs without fuel. Nice seat, bars and luggage capability on top of a 5 Gal tank. Yum!


http://www.ktm.com/us/travel/990-sm-t-u ... bppODHn-P8
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Re: KTM

Postby mikedbike2002 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:26 pm

2 heavy for me! With a full tank of gas I'd get a hernia pushing it into my garage.!
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Re: KTM

Postby Brakelate » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:23 pm

What do our Dizzers weigh again? I can't remember. :oops:
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Re: KTM

Postby Brakelate » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:29 pm

Well, I thought the 690 Duke was a pretty cool ride as well, with a nice big single and light weight and more streetable looking fenders. Not sure what the power to weight ratio is on that one. They are pricy though. And, I should know nothing can beat a DRZ for over all reliability, flexibility and affordability. I've tasted the Orange Cool-Aid and should know better. But, they are tempting. Those wheels look pretty... but fragile for jumping off loading docks and such. And we know how often that urge comes up. :lol:
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Re: KTM

Postby mikedbike2002 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Brakelate wrote:What do our Dizzers weigh again? I can't remember. :oops:

About 320 lbs + gas
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Re: KTM

Postby Brakelate » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:59 am

OK, so that 990 is about 100 lbs heavier than the DRZ. Then again, once in motion, that's 114 Hp pushing, rather than 32. :geek:

So, forgive my ignorance, but what is the model(S) of racing Supermoto seen over in Europe with the larger displacement and twin pipes? I can't seem to figure it out from the pics / vids, unless they are some custom fabbed up factory support one-off specials, rather than something based off a production street bike.
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Re: KTM

Postby Brakelate » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:12 am

My body is telling me otherwise, buy my stupid inner child voice (which can be very convincing at times) is telling me I should be out there trying to do this; :o
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